ITT and golden thread of development

The golden thread of teacher development offers high-quality evidence based professional development from the start of a trainee teachers ITT year right through to executive leadership level. The Core Content Framework leads to the Early Career Framework, that is followed by a wide range of National Professional Qualifications.

Why should schools become engaged in Initial Teacher Training?

Delivering Initial Teacher Training in your setting could benefit your school by:

  • Supporting recruitment
  • Improving teacher retention
  • Supporting your school education mission
  • Bringing new ideas into your school.

Accredited ITT providers based in Leeds

There are three accredited ITT providers from September 2024 they are:

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds Trinity University

There are also many other accredited providers in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

How to contact Leeds based providers

Leeds Trinity University

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Leeds Beckett University

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2024 – 2025 Bursaries

For 2024 to 2025 the DfE are offering bursaries of:

  • £28,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £25,000 in biology, design and technology, geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £10,000 in art and design, English, music and RE

Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or master’s.

2024 – 2025 Scholarships

The DfE are also offering scholarships of:

  • £30,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £27,000 in French, German and Spanish (no other languages)

Scholarships are usually available to applicants with a 1st, 2:1, master’s or PhD, though in exceptional circumstances they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience.